(Note: Apologies to Richard - I must have been writing this post as he made his post above - I've moved it into this new thread, so that the
Castafiore news is kept together, as and when we hear more...
I don't place much store by it as yet, but I thought - given the traction that it appears to be gaining on the internet at the moment - I better mention that there is a story doing the rounds that the French film-maker Patrice Leconte is embarking on a live-action movie version of The Castafiore Emerald/ (Les bijoux de la Castafiore)
While a lot of the stories are presenting this in the headlines as if something that is going ahead, and are raising questions about casting, etc., it is clear from the text of these articles that this is (at the moment at least) a speculative venture, and that - as yet - while some overtures may
have been made, nothing has been done to secure the rights.
Furthermore, as reports last year stated that Messrs Spielberg and Jackson renewed their screen options on the property in 2018, this would appear to be a fairly large hurdle to overcome at least in the short term.
However, 2020 has so far proved to be a year of complete surprises, and wholly unpredictable, so I am quite prepared to believe that almost anything can happen!